I just got my new Summit Racing radiator and...

I just got my new Summit Racing radiator and...

Joined: December 13th, 2005, 6:39 am

June 28th, 2012, 5:50 pm #1

I am having a hell of a time finding a lower hose for it!!! I did a search on here and could not come up with anything. Car is a 70 Cougar (with of coarse a Cleveland) and the radiator i got is the sum-380425. Please help me for I dont have much hair left and would love to keep what i do have!!! Thanks Matt
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Joined: March 12th, 2002, 2:39 pm

June 28th, 2012, 6:10 pm #2

Have you tried a '67 Mustang 289 hose? I don't know if it will work or not but that is what I use on my '67 Mustang with a 428 radiator and a cleveland.
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Joined: December 13th, 2005, 6:39 am

June 28th, 2012, 6:23 pm #3

anyone else with suggestions will be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you
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Joined: September 24th, 2007, 7:39 am

June 28th, 2012, 6:27 pm #4

I am having a hell of a time finding a lower hose for it!!! I did a search on here and could not come up with anything. Car is a 70 Cougar (with of coarse a Cleveland) and the radiator i got is the sum-380425. Please help me for I dont have much hair left and would love to keep what i do have!!! Thanks Matt
I had problems with lower hose on my cooler aswell. I used a Gates 20609, had to shorten both ends about two inches but other than that it had a good angle and cleared the servo belt nicely. My lower outlet is located different from yours, but maybe something to check out in the Gates catalogue if your out of ideas.
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Joined: December 13th, 2005, 6:39 am

June 28th, 2012, 6:37 pm #5

thanks
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Joined: August 17th, 2007, 12:27 pm

June 28th, 2012, 9:18 pm #6

My 72 mustang has a crossflow radiator with lower hose on driver side and upper hose on passenger just like that radiator.
Thats a nice price on that radiator.
Most autoparts carry them and you can exchange them if they are not used/installed
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Joined: January 10th, 2002, 5:53 pm

June 29th, 2012, 1:48 pm #7

I am having a hell of a time finding a lower hose for it!!! I did a search on here and could not come up with anything. Car is a 70 Cougar (with of coarse a Cleveland) and the radiator i got is the sum-380425. Please help me for I dont have much hair left and would love to keep what i do have!!! Thanks Matt
I cut apart two hoses and used a piece of aluminized exhaust tubing to join them. Drilled a 3/8" hole in the middle, welded a nut over that and used a 3/8" bolt+washer for a drain plug.

1967 Falcon 4 door 351C-4V
1970 Mustang 351C-2V
http://raceabilene.com/kelly/hotrod
Owner built, owner abused.
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Joined: December 13th, 2005, 6:39 am

July 1st, 2012, 3:23 pm #8

The 67 mustang with a 289. It seems to fit pretty well. Well time to finish her. Thanks for everyones help, Matt

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Joined: March 12th, 2002, 2:39 pm

July 1st, 2012, 4:35 pm #9

Matt, thanks I'll enjoy that case of beer.
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Joined: October 23rd, 2001, 2:07 am

July 1st, 2012, 10:39 pm #10

The 67 mustang with a 289. It seems to fit pretty well. Well time to finish her. Thanks for everyones help, Matt

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Nice fit. I recently did the same thing in my Comet. My local NAPA was nice enough to let me go through all of their hoses and I came up with one that fit pretty well. Yours looks great.

Have you noticed that no matter what the brand all of the alumiunum cross flow radiators seem to have that goofy angle on the lower hose connection? If mine were straight I could have used my existing hose or one just like it.

Brian
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